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 Timeline of Hurricanes


August 1888 Hurricane strikes the Lake Worth area; causes minor damage.

August-October 1894 Three severe storms, possibly hurricanes, kill at least two people and cause some damage.

September 11, 1903 Hurricane strikes regions; nine drown when British steamer Inchulva sinks off Delray Beach.

October 14, 1904 A great storm, possibly a hurricane, beaches three schooners near West Palm Beach, killing at least seven people.

July 27, 1926 Hurricane strikes Palm Beach County and moves up Indian River.

September 17, 1926 Hurricane strikes southeast Florida causes damage in Palm Beach County and extensive damage in Miami; the dike around Lake Okeechobee breaks at Moore Haven and kills 300-400 people.

August 7, 1928 Hurricane damages citrus crop-$18 million in damages.

September 16, 1928 Hurricane devastates Palm Beach County; destroys dike at Lake Okeechobee flooding the Glades area killing at least 3,000 people.

September 3, 1933 Hurricane with 125 mph winds lands between Jupiter and Fort Pierce causing $2 million in damages to Palm Beach, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties; at least 4 million boxes worth of citrus are lost.

September 17, 1947 Hurricane brings storm surge of up to 22 feet around Lake Okeechobee; dike holds.

October 12, 1947 Second hurricane in a month causes worst flooding on record in south Florida.

August 26, 1949 Hurricane hits Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast. Storm causes at least a million dollars in damage at Palm Beach International Airport. Dike at Lake Okeechobee and flood control system reduces damage. At Jupiter, the highest recorded wind speed gust was 153 mph.

August 27, 1964
Hurricane Cleo causes $50 million in damages in Palm Beach County.

October 14, 1964 Hurricane Isbell crosses Everglades from west striking Palm Beach County. Twenty-two mobile homes destroyed at Briny Breezes by tornadoes sparked by hurricane; one man dies in Lake Worth.

September 7-8, 1965
Outer edge of Hurricane Betsy’s 60 mph wind gusts causes minor damage in Palm Beach County as hurricane moves through Florida Keys.

September 3, 1979 Hurricane David moves along coastal Palm Beach County after leave a thousand dead in Caribbean; roof of Palm Beach Jai Alai collapses and WJNO radio tower destroyed; about $30 million in damages suffered in Palm Beach County.

October 16, 1999 Coming out of the southwest, Hurricane Irene strikes Palm Beach County with 75 mph winds and moving NNE at 10 mph; floods many areas of county.

September 5, 2004
Hurricane Frances brings 105 mph winds to Palm Beach County; trees and power lines are brought down and roofs aredamaged; approximately 12 inches of rain falls as the slow moving storm passes through the area; Frances causes six deaths in county.

September 26, 2004 Hurricane Jeanne, second storm in less than a month, brings 120 mph winds causing more damage and 2 deaths to Palm Beach County.

October 24, 2005
Packing 90 to 105 mph winds and gusts of 113 mph, Hurricane Wilma passes over Palm Beach County leaving trees toppled and otherwind and water damages.


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